Last Thursday at the DCU Center in Worcester, 174 new Massachusetts State Troopers were sworn in. Among the new troopers was Adam Simeone, who was photographed being pinned by his grandfather, retired Pittsfield Police officer, 91 year old Enrico Giardina.

According to an article written on boston.com, the new troopers are joining at critical time in the department's history. Citing the on going opioid epidemic and continuing terrorism threat, Colonel Kerry Gilpin explained that, "this is the nature of policing in America in 2018".